IDENTITY TESTING

THE 1ST STEP IN cGMP COMPLIANCE

Our focus is ensuring your ingredients and finished products are meeting specification. Alkemist Labs offers high throughput HPTLC and Microscopic analysis for Botanical Ingredient Identity Testing of whole herbs and plant extracts with our industry-leading 4-business day turn-around time.

THE ALKEMIST LABS DIFFERENCE

As established pioneers in the natural products testing industry, we have assisted thousands of natural product companies approach, achieve and maintain cGMP compliance in this regulated industry

  • Industry-leading 4 business day turn-around time for routine ID
  • Identification to genus, species, plant part within your crude raw material, extract and/or presence in your finished product/blend.
  • Full Technical Support and unrivaled customer service
  • Method Transparency to support FDA requirements
  • We are experienced in facilitating discussions with all parties when testing discrepancies arise.
  • We’ll work with you to review results, both positive and negative, and work towards a solution
  • We offer consulting to support our clients in house testing needs.

IDENTIFY

Let’s use coffee beans as an example of why identity testing by competent professionals is essential. You know it’s coffee, because you saw it and smelled it. But do you know if its coffea arabica or coffea canephor?

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INGREDIENTS WE TEST

We test a wide and growing range of dietary supplement ingredients, botanicals & natural products. If you don’t see your ingredient on our list, contact us.

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COMPOSITE REFERENCE BOTANICALS

CRB™ products are custom blends of verified botanicals from multiple sources, which allows for more accurate identity testing than a single source. Seasonal and regional variabilities can cause slight variations in botanicals that a single source sample can’t accommodate, which can mean an unnecessarily rejected lot of raw materials. Contact Alkemist Labs today to find out which CRB™ product is right for you.

OUR TOOLS AND METHODS

We work with our clients to ensure test methods are appropriate for their intended use by identifying and using an appropriate scientifically valid method for each established specification.

MICROSCOPY

Microscopy is one of the oldest and still most effective techniques employed to assess identity and quality of botanicals. It often times is able to detect adulterants and contamination including fillers, extracts, and incorrect plant parts. This technique is applicable to crude raw botanicals from powdered to whole form and is a preferred technique.

HPTLC

High Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography (HPTLC) is a state-of-the-art technique used to assess identity and quality of botanicals and various ingredients. It often times is able to detect adulterants and contamination including incorrect plant parts, closely related species, and unknowns. This technique is applicable to crude raw botanicals from powdered to whole form, extract (powdered or liquid), and finished product/blends. It is a preferred technique worldwide.

HPTLC

High Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography (HPTLC) is a state-of-the-art technique used to assess identity and quality of botanicals and various ingredients. It often times is able to detect adulterants and contamination including incorrect plant parts, closely related species, and unknowns. This technique is applicable to crude raw botanicals from powdered to whole form, extract (powdered or liquid), and finished product/blends. It is a preferred technique worldwide.

HPLC FINGERPRINT

High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) Fingerprinting is a useful and complementary technique used to assess identity and quality of complex herbal blends and various ingredients from a marker compound perspective. Chromatographic fingerprints give information assisting manufacturing control and assuring batch to batch conformity.